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Pub. period:2001-2011
Pub. count:6
Number of co-authors:4


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Nadia Caidi's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Andrew Clement:18
Anita Komlodi:15
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Caidi, Nadia and Lam, Margaret (2011): Reading in First Nations and the on-demand book service. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 651-652.

The "On-Demand Book Service (ODBS)" is a collaboration between First Nations communities in Northern Ontario and academic researchers from the University of Toronto. The aim of the ODBS is to bridge the gap between physical and digital libraries. The latest workshop (organized in March of 2010) dealt with issues of reading in First Nations communities; and included the shipping of three complete sets of ODBS equipment to three Northern Ontario communities. In addition, graduate students were sent to various sites (Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and Keewaywin) to meet in person with community members, act as facilitators, and assist with setting up the equipment and getting a sense of potential uses. Indeed, there is an obvious service gap that technology and equipment cannot bridge, and the on-going challenge remains the articulation of a community-driven strategy. This poster will present initial feedback gathered by following up with the event participants, the facilitators, as well as the community members in the various sites. Their diverse perspectives present a holistic picture of the On-Demand Book Service as perceived by the different stakeholders, and may hold great insights to other such information and library science projects that attempt to bridge great geographical and cultural distances.

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Chandrashekar, Sambhavi and Caidi, Nadia (2007): A model for inclusive design of digital libraries. In: JCDL07: Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2007. pp. 245-246.

Digital libraries (DLs) must cater not only to the varied needs of its target users but also to their differing abilities, and to the adaptive technologies used by persons whose computing capabilities are restricted due to disabilities. This paper proposes a model for DL design that includes optimization of the usability of the search process and ensures accessibility of the content for users of DLs with disabilities.

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Caidi, Nadia and Clement, Andrew (2004): Digital libraries and community networking: the Canadian experience. In: JCDL04: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2004. p. 386.

We describe integrating DLs with community networking initiatives as part of the Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking.

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Caidi, Nadia (2004): National Information Infrastructures in Central and Eastern Europe: Perspectives from the Library Community. In The Information Society, 20 (1) .

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Caidi, Nadia and Komlodi, Anita (2003): Cross-cultural usability for digital libraries. In: JCDL03: Proceedings of the 3rd ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2003. p. 415.

The scope and reach of digital libraries (DL) is truly global, spanning geographical and cultural boundaries, yet few scholars have investigated the influence of culture as it pertains to the design and use of digital libraries. This workshop will examine cross-cultural issues around the use and development of DLs, especially as they relate to supporting cross-cultural usability of DLs.

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Caidi, Nadia (2001): Technology and Values: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe. In: JCDL01: Proceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2001. pp. 176-177.

Technology does not develop independently of its social context. Rather, there is a range of social, cultural and economic factors (in addition to technical factors) that define the parameters for the development and use of technologies. This paper presents a case study of the social shaping of one aspect of digital libraries, the development of national union catalogs (NUC), in four countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It examines the specific choices and values that are embedded in the design of a NUC, and how these might be transferred to other cultural contexts.

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